Success has put James Spader squarely in the fast lane—literally. The 27-year-old actor, who scored an impressive triple play with sizable roles in three recent big films—Wall Street, Baby Boom and Less than Zero—has adopted the ultimate transcontinental life. He spends a third of each year in New York, a third in L.A. and a third behind the wheel of his 1969 Porsche 911 convertible, tooling around the U.S. It's a habit he picked up from his parents, college teachers who would take the kids to Europe on sabbaticals and drive around the Continent. Now Spader is seeing America second. "The reason I got into acting is that I like to visit different environments," he says. "Traveling tends to clear my head out and remind me that show business isn't really what life is all about."
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